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Disasters make 14 million people homeless each year.

About 14 million people are being made homeless on average each year as a result of sudden disasters such as floods and storms, new figures show.

Eight of the ten countries with the highest levels of displacement and housing loss are in South and Southeast Asia

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Puerto Ricans could be newest US 'climate refugees.'
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Puerto Ricans could be newest US 'climate refugees.'

Hurricane Maria's destruction on Puerto Rico could spawn one of the largest mass migration events in the United States' recent history, experts say, as tens of thousands of storm victims flee the island territory to rebuild their lives on the U.S. mainland.

Hurricane Maria's destruction on Puerto Rico could spawn one of the largest mass migration events in the United States' recent history, experts say, as tens of thousands of storm victims flee the island territory to rebuild their lives on the U.S. mainland.

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Do more to help poor nations cope with climate change, IMF tells rich countries.

The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries they must do more to help poor nations cope with climate change or suffer from the weaker global growth and higher migration flows that will inevitably result.

The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries they must do more to help poor nations cope with climate change or suffer from the weaker global growth and higher migration flows that will inevitably result.

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Heat and drought drive south India's farmers from fields to cities.

"We used to easily be able to harvest three crops a year. Now we can barely harvest a single crop," says one farmer.

by Rina Chandran | @rinachandran

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Claims that climate change fueled Syria's civil war questioned in new study.

Climate change was not a major factor in Syria's long-running civil war, contrary to previous claims that drought helped build tensions that grew violent, a study said on Thursday.

by Chris Arsenault | @chrisarsenaul

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Australia has 'golden opportunity' to help shape world refugee debate, says report.

Australia has a “golden opportunity” to help shape worldwide refugee protection for the 21st century, and to “pre-empt future shocks” of forced migration in the region, a new Lowy Institute paper argues.

Australia has a “golden opportunity” to help shape worldwide refugee protection for the 21st century, and to “pre-empt future shocks” of forced migration in the region, a new Lowy Institute paper argues.

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